Active Partnerships Project
West Midlands

This project is a partnership between Sported and 5 of the West Midlands Active Partnerships:

Active Black Country
Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Together Active Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent
Think Active

The 5 active partnerships identified 27 local community sports groups, who had already been funded, but needed some wrap around support, depending on the circumstances of the groups. Sported provided this support through two Sported models:


Subjects covered were: 

  • Research their community and the young people
  • Identify the impact they wish to have in the community
  • Basic plan of what their idea is
  • Development of their rules, structure, financial practice, policies and procedures, marketing and how they will engage the community

Sustainability Plan

Subjects covered were: 

  • Staff and volunteers
  • Facilities for delivery
  • Planning
  • Financial Management and budgets
    Partnership and collaboration
  • Fundraising

“We believe the project will provide an ongoing point of reference enabling us to evaluate and improve our charity on a regular basis"

– Shropshire Cycle Hub

Key statistics and achievements


organisations from across the West Midlands engaged in the project

0 %

of group leaders agree that the project has increased their confidence in the long-term sustainability of their group

50 %

of group leaders agreed that the project had increased their understanding of the areas they needed to develop to make their club stronger

0 %

of group leaders agree or strongly agree they are more confident in the survival of their group as a result of the project

50 %

of group leaders have taken steps to improve their organisations capacity as a result of the project.

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